Division Rules But Addition Makes More Sense

After nearly 20 years working in economic policy, Heather McGhee realized she needed a different approach to understand the fault lines of American division.

Making a Case for Gene Editing as the Story of Our Future

Walter Isaacson suggests that if one is searching for a summer read, a nail-biting mystery perhaps, his latest biography on the woman behind gene editing is the way to go.

Embedding With Extremists Does Not Lead to Empathy

When Andrew Marantz, a New Yorker staff writer, attended the “DeploraBall” on the eve of Donald Trump’s inauguration in 2016, he didn’t expect there to be good company.

Edginess of Real Life Is More Than Enough

It’s a rainy evening and you turn on the television to find your favorite sitcom. A small wave of comfort washes over you and you let that feeling settle you deeper into the couch.

Looking to Art to Tell New Story of the Cold War

In 1947, two years after the defeat of Germany, a relatively obscure, Wyoming-born artist set his canvas on the floor of his Long Island home, splattered thick beads of paint across the surface and radically changed the course of American art.

Revisiting Anew the Tragic Loss Of Robert Kennedy and His Mission

Following Robert F. Kennedy’s path through the civil rights movement, historian Patricia Sullivan said she couldn’t help but well up with emotion writing the last few pages of her new book, Justice Rising: Robert Kennedy’s America in Black and White.

Food for Thought: What You Eat Is a Mixed Bag of Manipulation

Mark Bittman is the author of more than 30 books, including the familiar yellow-covered household staple How to Cook Everything. But that doesn’t mean his appetite for writing about food is waning. In fact, it’s getting bigger.

Bridge Column: August 6

What’s wrong with this auction from an OK Bridge board? South was dealing with no one vulnerable:

West Tisbury Town Column: August 6

Living as we do, surrounded by visitors on holiday, certainly has its perks. That delicious, delirious, somewhat frantic vacation feeling is infectious.

Vineyard Haven Town Column: August 6

On August 6, our Main street will be closed to traffic from late afternoon through the evening for First Friday. There will be food, fun and music. Get to see your friends and meet your shopkeepers.